New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Slabs of marble “rhythmically” sculpted into natural subjects like creepers, flowers and even bonsai plants, are currently on display at the Triveni Kala Sangam’s open Sculpture Court here.
Udaipur-based sculptor Amit Singh’s unique interpretation of the “versatile medium” is converted into 40 works of stone art in the series “Rhythm of Marble” that depict elements of nature: the roots, creepers, the patterns created naturally.
The series, done in different colours of marble like white, black and pink, also presents human figures suggestive of the female body, Singh told IANS.
“I have tried to play the rhythmic form inherent in marble, hence the title of the exhibition,” added Singh, who combines the contemporary artistic styles with ancient Indian art.
Often used across India in historic monuments like the Taj Mahal, marble is quarried abundantly from certain parts of Rajasthan, where the College of Art sculptor is from. Having spent time around marble and stone in his childhood, he gradually moved from sketching and visualising his creations and finally sculpting them in the third dimension.
Singh now works with metal and marble sculptures, and continues to compose different forms from the mediums that are gifts to us from nature. As his contribution, he returns it to nature with a human touch.
An exhibited sculpture shows two faces atop a building, conveying the young artist’s thoughts on how urbanisation has destroyed the environmental balance.
The marble sculptures with their notable texture carving and colour tones, are open for public viewing till March 4 here.